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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2004
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English

Contact

Philipp Groz, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 1876
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 9379
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Philipp Groz, LL.M.

Partner

Contact

Philipp Groz, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 1876
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 9379
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Philipp Groz is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer's Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution Groups. He specializes in domestic and international litigation and arbitration, particularly in the fields of intellectual property, unfair competition, licensing and distribution. He also advises clients on non-contentious matters in these and related fields, such as advertising law and product liability. He regularly represents clients before Swiss courts, including the Swiss Federal Patent Court, and frequently acts as counsel in international arbitrations under various institutional rules (including ICC, WIPO, Swiss Rules). His experience spans a broad range of sectors, including the pharmaceutical, medical devices, chemical, consumer and luxury goods, telecommunication and construction industries.

Philipp is a member of several professional associations, including the Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations, the International Trademark Association, the Licensing Executives Society, the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle and the Swiss Arbitration Association. He regularly speaks and publishes in his fields of expertise and is recommended by Chambers Europe, World's Leading Patent Practitioners, and World's Leading Trademark Professionals.

Philipp studied law at the Universities of Fribourg and Zurich and graduated in 2001. He was admitted to the Zurich Bar in 2004. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer as an associate in 2005, he worked as a court secretary and substitute judge at the District Court of Zurich. He earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with specialization in intellectual property from New York University School of Law in 2007.

Selected deals and cases

  • Counsel in patent validity, infringement and entitlement proceedings before the Swiss Federal Patent Court
  • Counsel in ICC arbitration concerning worldwide patent license in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Counsel in ICC arbitration concerning know-how license in the chemical sector
  • Counsel in Swiss Rules arbitration concerning distribution agreement for luxury goods
  • Counsel in several unfair competition litigations in the telecommunication sector